With production still happening in New York on Paramount's upcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, new videos from the set tease a bizarre cameo from the popular Transformers character Bumblebee. While it's not terribly surprising, since Transformers director Michael Bay also produces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, don't expect a massive CGI version of Bumblebee in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. This cameo features an actor wearing an innovative Bumblebee costume that functions as a working, miniature car, before he stands up and "transforms", giving the turtle Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) a high-five.
The scene in question takes place during a massive Halloween costume parade on a New York City street. It isn't known how much of this handmade Bumblebee costume will be featured in the movie, but it certainly looks like a fun little nod to Michael Bay's other blockbuster franchise. Michael Bay is also set to direct Transformers 5 for Paramount, but since his new team of writers are currently working on the script, it isn't known when that sequel will go into production. Of course, it's possible that Transformers 5 could feature a humorous nod to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise as well, which could be used as a cross-promotional tool for the sequel, but we don't know if there are any plans for such a crossover.
Noel Fisher is joined by his fellow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-stars Megan Fox (April O'Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Pete Ploszek (Lenoardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and William Fichtner (Eric Sacks) in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, which is directed by Dave Green (Earth to Echo). New cast members include Stephen Amell (Casey Jones), Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockwell), Brian Tee (Shredder), Gary Anthony Williams (Bebop), and WWE Superstar Stephen Farrelly, a.k.a. Sheamus (Rocksteady), with Laura Linney also starring in an unspecified role. Take a look at the latest videos from the set, and stay tuned for more on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.